Published January 27, 2005
Sister Mary Ann Foggin, a former Cathedral of Christ the King parishioner who recently professed her final vows as a woman Religious, will speak at the Magnificat breakfast for women on Saturday, Feb. 12, in Lilburn.
A native of Staten Island, N.Y., the oldest of three girls, Sister Foggin attended high school in Connecticut and college in Massachusetts. In 1984 she moved to Atlanta and began a career in advertising. A conversion experience in 1994 led her to Christ the King Cathedral and subsequently to baptism in the Spirit through a Life in the Spirit seminar. In 1998 after almost two years of discernment, she left Atlanta for Ann Arbor, Mich., to join the Servants of God’s Love, a relatively new, charismatic religious community in the Diocese of Lansing, Mich., founded by Sister Ann Shields. She made her final vows in the community on Sept. 14, 2004.
Currently Sister Foggin works at Renewal Ministries and produces the Catholic television program “The Choices We Face” with Ralph Martin, Catholic author, teacher and evangelist. She is also the vocations director for her religious community.
Her talk to the breakfast for Catholic women will be based on the Scripture from Jeremiah 29: 11: “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope.”
The breakfast will be held at Killian Hall, 908 Killian Hill Road, in Lilburn, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets for $5 apiece are available by mail through Feb. 5. Seating is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door.
Please mail a ticket request, along with name, address, parish name and telephone number, and a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to Lynda Cupell, 2140 Briarwillow Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. Make checks payable to Magnificat Joyful Visitation. Tickets will be returned to the sender by mail.
Magnificat is an international ministry to Catholic women which began in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and which now has chapters around the country and in the Caribbean and Europe. Based on the words of the Magnificat, which Mary spoke to Elizabeth, it is a gathering of women in a spirit of faith, prayer and gratitude to God.
The Magnificat includes a breakfast for women, a music ministry, time for intercessory prayer, and a speaker’s talk on the wonderful action of God in her life.
All women are invited to attend the breakfast and to bring others to hear the story of faith given by the speaker and to share in the time of friendship and prayer.
The Atlanta Magnificat chapter, which is more than 10 years old, is directed by a service team coordinated by Susie Goodrow of St. John Neumann Church in Lilburn.
Since the day is designed to speak to the hearts of women, free of distractions, it is respectfully requested that young children not be in attendance.
For ticket information call Lynda Cupell at (404) 634-8303. Ticket requests must be postmarked by Feb. 2.